Andy William's Moon River Grill
Andy Williams Moon River Grill
2600 W. Highway 76
Create by the music legend and entertainer, Andy Williams' Moon River
Grill is fine dining at it's best in a relaxed and entertaining
atmosphere. It is one-of-a-kind restaurant experience featuring old
family recipes, top-notch service and a pop-art collection.
Listed on the Moon River Grill menu are Andy’s favorites. Williams
admits it was the recipes he remembers his mother whipping up in the
kitchen that provided much of the inspiration for the menu. He used his
mother’s recipes for the chicken vegetable soup, rhubarb shortcake,
spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, pot roast, chicken pot pie, mac and
cheese, and catfish. They’re what he calls comfort foods.
Although he designed and decorated the grill himself, he said he had a
little help from his brother, Don, who is the cook in the family. Don
kept the recipes of their mother’s and spent about two days in the
kitchen with their chefs on the things that just weren’t turning out the
way he wanted them to. Hours of work were spent on perfecting menu
Not only is much of the menu based on old family favorites, the wine
list offers four California varieties — a cabernet, merlot, chardonnay
and white zinfandel — specifically bottled and labeled for Williams in
addition to the other vintages offered.
An eye-catching painting of a chimpanzee in a dress hangs behind the
bar at Moon River Grill. “Naughty Betty" was painted by Donald Roller
Wilson, a painter out of Arkansas,” Williams said. “He’s collected by a
lot of celebrities. Robin Williams is a big fan of his. ”Naughty Betty
really is naughty," Williams emphasizes. He said to just read around the
painting when you are in the bar to find out why. In addition to Naughty
Betty, Williams displays much of his pop-art collection — including works
by Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein — on the walls of the restaurant’s
Located at 2600 W. Highway 76, the Moon River Grill opens at 11 a.m.
daily. Who knows? You may even meet Andy there!